Thanksgiving Book Reviews
” A Plump and Perky Turkey “ by Teresa Bateman is such a cute and funny book about a town that needs a turkey and the lengths they go to to find one. The town is sadly outwitted by the turkey and end up eating shredded wheat for thanksgiving. The illustrations kept my little man interested even though the story’s humor was above his head.
“The First Thanksgiving Day : A Counting Story” by Laura Krauss Melmed is a stunning gem of a book. I can’t believe I haven’t read it before, normally great books like this go through teaching circles like wildfire. The book has so many layers it will keep toddlers and preschoolers alike busy and engaged. The text explains the first Thanksgiving while counting 1-10 in rhyming poetry and the illustrations by Mark Buehner have hidden treasures, see if you can find them!
” Thanksgiving is for giving thanks” by Margaret Sutherland is a book that explains what Thanksgiving is, and gives lots of examples of things to be thankful for. I like this book although I could go without the page where the narrator is thankful for lollipops. All the other things are wonderful like a teacher’s encouragement, grandma’s hugs, and sunny days. To me, the lollipops sorta fall flat. Easily skipped over if you are not keen on it. The book as a whole is a valuable teaching tool about thanksgiving.
Tomorrow I’m posting my “unit” on Plump and Perky Turkey. I LOVE that book!
Ohh I need to check that out!